Ed Grier, ChildFund International (USA)

Ed Grier became ChildFund’s Board Chair in January 2019 after serving since 2013 as a Member-at-Large. Ed is dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. Before coming to VCU, Grier spent 29 years with the Walt Disney Company including assignments in Orlando, Paris, Tokyo and Anaheim. In Anaheim, Grier served as president of Disneyland Resort, an operation that comprises nearly $2 billion in annual revenue and 20,000 employees. His prior appointments include commissioner of the California Travel and Tourism Commission, member of the California Economic Recovery Task Force, and board member of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CA. Since arriving at VCU, Grier has taken an active role in the Central Virginia community, serving as a board member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Richmond Forum, and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. He also serves as a trustee of Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System in California. Mr. Grier and his wife Valerie live in Richmond, Virginia. Their three sons reside in California.